We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Star Anise Arts Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
Website
Improve this listing
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 51 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little courtyard cafe

Stroud has an abundance of independent cafes; having some time to kill, I popped into this place. Slightly out of the way and easy to miss, it has a wonderful outdoor courtyard seating area. I didn't have chance to sample to food, but it looked delicious! Efficient service and friendly staff. Fast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Hollywood94
,
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Stroud has an abundance of independent cafes; having some time to kill, I popped into this place. Slightly out of the way and easy to miss, it has a wonderful outdoor courtyard seating area. I didn't have chance to sample to food, but it looked delicious! Efficient service and friendly staff. Fast wifi was a bonus.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I love their coffee and cakes. I am not a vegetarian but last time I visited I ordered a small bowl of salad which was plentiful, beautifully dressed and included a varied selection of vegetables, seeds and nuts. It really was a meal in itself- excellent value.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taunton, UK
Level Contributor
54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We only popped in here for coffee and were pleasantly superposed at the food on offer. Good coffee. Nice court yard if sunny. Will come back for food next visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Star Anise is ideally located and has a spacious indoor and out door area. It attracts the regular cultural creative, alternative, anthroposophical arty types - and almost certainly is a hot spot for chess players and community minded people. I highly recommend their excellent quality coffee, Friday fish and chips, the croissant with melted cheese or anything really! The staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stroud, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Outstanding place with beautiful and imaginative organic food. Head chef Nicholas is endlessly innovative and you can sample a range of delicious macrobiotic food here. Also a great venue for music and meetings. Great cakes and coffee too! Best cafe in a town of great cafes!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Really nice local cafe with a strong community feel. Very wide selection of teas and various drinks, plus delicious cakes (some of which are gluten free). Lovely atmosphere. Haven't tried the more substantial food but I've heard it's tasty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Delicious, healthy, well-made, organic food and wonderful tea and coffee. I would rather support places like this that actually care about healthy food than other cafes and restaurants that are just out to make money with overly fatty, sugery, or salty dishes that are way to heavy on the meat etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Really recommend Start Anise. Love the healthy ingredients and tasty recipes. Fridays fish n chips worth queuing for but then why miss out the rest of the week?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very nice café in Stroud with excellent range of cakes for various diets e.g. vegan, gluten free etc. Varied menu, which always includes vegetarian and vegan options.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hove
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Lovely venue on way out of town - huge range of things to eat and great coffee. They also seem to have event nights and noodle nights were mentioned...

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Star Anise Arts Cafe also viewed

 
Stroud, Cotswolds
 

Been to The Star Anise Arts Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Star Anise Arts Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?